Aug
29
to Sep 12

Cruise Eastern Europe to the Black Sea with NWSCC

Join NWSCC and John and Jeanne Reinhardt on an exciting River Cruise with Grand Circle Cruise Line, traveling from Bucharest, Hungary, through Croatia, Servia, Bulgaria, and Romania, ending at Constanta, Bucharest.

Single supplements FREE! Optional pre- and post-trips to Translyvania, Prague, and Vienna.

For full details see flier HERE.

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Jul
9
to Jul 22

Bogus Basin Ski Club: South Africa Safari

The Bogus Basin Ski Club has invited members of all NWSCC clubs to join them on a very special South Africa Safari!  Only 12 people will be able to go, and at the time of publishing only 7 spots were available.  The deadline to sign up is October 1, 2018.  

Contact trip leader Roxann Jensen for full details and information.  See brochure HERE and flier HERE.

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May
24
to May 27

Bergfreunde Trout Lake Memorial Day Weekend Campout

This annual campout is the camping season “kick-off” for Bergfreunde. The modest price of $59 for members and $70 for nonmembers includes camping in the group camp area, firewood, meals from Friday night through Monday morning, and nonalcoholic beverages. Optional activities can include hiking, biking golfing, rafting, wine tasting, ice caves, fishing, ad more! See details HERE.

Contact trip captains Michael Grossnickle at 360-882-7955 or michael683_98@yahoo.com or Judy Green at 503-975-3724 or judygreenpeace53@yahoo.com.

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May
19
to May 26

FWSA Island Windjammer Cruise to BVI

FWSA is sponsoring a 2019 Island Windjammer cruise around the British Virgin Islands in the West Indies May 19–26, 2019! Starting in Tortola, we will be visiting Virgin Gorda, Norman Island, Cooper Island and Jost Van Dyke. The trip is now open and we are taking registrations. Trip is limited to the first 24 people who sign up with a $500 deposit.

Included:

7 days / 6 nights Lodging aboard the Sagitta Ship 
All meals aboard the Sagitta Ship
Beer, Wine, Soda, Afternoon Rum Punch
Port Taxes
*Price is for cruise only. Arrival on Tortola by May 18, 2019 is required.

Not Included

Tips (Crew of 10)
Air to Tortola, BVI
Pre and post lodging TBD
Transfers to and from the airport
Travel Insurance is highly recommended

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May
6
to May 17

Bergfreunde - Ozarks Mountains Music & More

Members Only. Join your Bergie friends as they experience the breathtaking views of Spring in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Enjoy the history of Blue Grass, Soul and Rock n Roll music. We’ll visit a unique, city-based National Park, and a have thrilling water adventure on The Buffalo National River. There will be city walks, museums, historical monuments as well as hiking, canoeing and enjoying the great Ozark outdoors. There will be plenty of group activities, and opportunities to explore individual interests.

See club website HERE for further information.

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Apr
5
to Apr 7

NWSCC Bachelor Blast 2019!

  • Red Lion Inn & Suites Deschutes River (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NWSCC presents its Second Annual Bachelor Blast from April 5-7, 2019, staying at the Red Lion Deschutes River. The trip price includes 2 nights lodging, a hosted reception, and 2-out-of-3 day lift tickets to Mt. Bachelor. There are discounted rates for seniors, super seniors, and juniors - bring the kids or grandkids! Add on nights and lift tickets at very reasonable prices!

See flier HERE and signup sheet HERE.

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Mar
21
to Mar 31

Oregon Nordic Club Hut-to-Hut Skiing in Jotenheimen National Park, Norway

  • Jotenheimen National Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You must be an ONC member to go on this trip; membership is only $27!

This is an opportunity of a lifetime! Let’s go to where cross-country skiing began! You have always wanted to do this trip and here is your opportunity.

This year, we will ski in the Jotenheimen National Park – the name is translated as the “Home of the Giants”! This popular area contains the highest mountains in Norway and is the perfect destination for a rigorous hut-to-hut ski trip.

We will fly from Portland in the afternoon of Thursday, March 21nd, and arrive in Oslo at about noon on Friday. We will take the train and bus to Gjendesheim, the beginning of our ski tour from mountain lodge to mountain lodge. These staffed mountain lodges have electricity (for a portion of the day), dining facilities with huge meals, rooms with beds and blankets (often with only 2 per room), saunas, and sometimes hot showers. You only need to carry your clothes and personal gear in your pack, weighing from 15 to 25 pounds.

At Jotenheimen, we will stay overnight and take a day to recuperate from our long flight, train, and bus and prepare for the long ski trip. We can ski in the area around Gjendesheim to warm up. Early the next morning (Sunday), we will start the ski tour. We will ski from Gjendesheim, to Glitterheim, to Spiterstulen, to Leirvassbu, to Gjendebu (self-service hut), ending at Fondsbu – the best ski tour in Norway! We will take a snow vehicle and busses back to Oslo, where we will stay at Anker Hotel. We will enjoy Oslo on Saturday afternoon and fly back to Portland on Sunday morning, March 31.

It is not necessary to be expert skiers to come on this trip; this is not a technically difficult trip. You should have intermediate-level cross-country skills and ability to ski up to 20 miles per day (although most days are much shorter); you will also have the opportunity of relaxing in and around the mountain lodges. Some parts of the route are hilly, but most of the trails are fairly gentle through valleys with mountains on either side. The trails are well marked with flags.

This trip is limited to 15 persons, including the leader. The cost of this ski trip is estimated at only $2,495 for members of the Oregon Nordic Club (membership required), including round-trip airfare from Portland to Oslo, nine nights of lodging, all meals except during travel and the last dinner in Oslo. Sign up and make a $1,000 deposit online (ONC-PDX.org) for this trip in October or mail the Overnight Trip Application with a check payable to ONC-PDX to the leader, Ted Scheinman, 36 SW Brugger St., Portland, OR 97219.

The final payment of $1,495 is due on December 15th, 2018, to secure the special group airfare. Costs are estimated and may be revised based on airfare and exchange rates.

For more information, contact Ted at 503-452-7432 or tedskier@gmail.com.

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Mar
16
to Mar 23

FWSA Post-Ski Week Trip to Kanazawa, Kyoto & Tokyo

The POST component can be stand-alone or combined with PRE/BASIC and/or BASIC trip(s).
The stand-alone option is for experienced travelers only. Click HERE for more infornation.

Kanazawa

Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, on Japan’s central Honshu Island.

It's known for well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts. Kenrokuen Garden, begun in the 17th century, is celebrated for its classic landscape designs incorporating ponds and streams. Adjacent Kanazawa Castle was built in the 1580s, after the defeat of the Peasant’s Kingdom, Japan's only Buddhist fiefdom.

Kanazawa is sometimes called “little Kyoto” and for good reason: It’s packed with first-rate sights, including one of the country’s best gardens, some great museums and several beautifully preserved neighborhoods.

Kyoto

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses.

It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district.

Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods.

The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. The city's many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art (in the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theater (in the Edo-Tokyo Museum).

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Mar
9
to Mar 16

FWSA International Ski & Snowboard Week - Habuka Valley, Japan

The BASIC component can be stand-alone or combined with PRE and/or POST trip(s). Click HERE for information.

Hakuba, in the Japanese Alps near Nagano, is a valley with a large number of ski resorts. Each Hakuba ski resort alone may not offer a huge amount of terrain variety, but it’s the combination of the different Hakuba ski areas and villages that makes the valley pretty special.

The Hakuba Valley area incorporates 11 ski resorts that combined, offer expansive terrain. The Hakuba ski resorts aren’t interconnected via the slopes (except for Hakuba 47 and Goryu, and Cortina and Norikura), but 9 of the ski areas can be accessed off a common lift ticket and there are shuttle buses to get around. 

The alpine scenery of the Hakuba Valley is amazing with rugged towering peaks over 3,000 m.

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Mar
4
to Mar 9

FWSA International Trip: Pre-trip to Niseko, Japan

The PRE trip must be taken with the BASIC on March 9, 2019. Click HERE for details.

Niseko is a town located in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. To Japanese people, Niseko principally refers to a mountain range and a municipal area. However, overseas the name has come to refer to a wider area of ski resorts encompassing Hokkaido's Mount Yōtei, often referred to as the "Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido", and Annupuri ranges.

The name Niseko derives from the Ainu language, and it means "a cliff jutting over a riverbank deep in the mountains". The Niseko town's main industries are agriculture and tourism.

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Mar
1
to Mar 3

Oregon Nordic Club Bus Trip to Crater Lake

This trip is open to ONC members - it’s only $27 to join!

The Classic Crater Lake Ski Trip is back! The Crater Lake rim, at 7,000 feet, averages 44 feet of snow a year. Join the ONC for the traditional trip to Crater Lake. We’ll board the deluxe coach in Portland at 4:30 PM on Friday, March 1, and proceed down I-5 while sharing in the world famous “Rolling Pot-Luck.” We have invited members of the Willamette Chapter of ONC to join us. The next morning after a hearty gourmet breakfast at the historic Prospect Hotel we’ll take a quick ride to the rim where we’ll spend the day enjoying the spectacular snow formations and views of the lake and surrounding mountains while skiing as far as our legs can carry us. We will separate into groups based on abilities and endurance. A gourmet dinner will be provided on Saturday night at Prospect Inn, Sunday will be another day of different trails, different tours, and more exploring. We can even take a ranger led interpretive snowshoe tour. Later in the afternoon, we’ll board our coach and head toward home, stopping for a special dinner on the way, arriving back in Portland about 10 pm.

There are two types of accommodations: The Historic Prospect Inn which has one double or queen bed in each room for two people and the adjacent motel-like rooms, which have two or three beds per room, but everyone who wishes can have their own bed. The Historic Inn costs $25 per person more. Please indicate which you wish.

Trip limit: 45 participants, including the leader.

Cost: Only $275 per person in motel-like building; $300 per person in Historic Prospect Inn. These prices are lower than they have been for 6 years! This includes all bus transportation, two breakfasts, a gourmet dinner, and a dinner on the way home.

Sign up online or send your ONC overnight trip application and $275 or $300 check payable to ONC-Portland Chapter to the trip leader: Ted Scheinman, 36 SW Brugger St., Portland, OR 97219. For more info contact: Ted at 503 452-7432 or tedskier@gmail.com.

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